Armenian Ministry of Defense claimed the death of about 200 Azerbaijani servicemen

Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said at a briefing on Sunday, September 27, that 200 Azerbaijani servicemen were killed in the fighting, about 30 tanks and armored vehicles and about 20 drones were destroyed. This was reported on the website of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

Earlier Karabakh Deputy Defense Minister Artur Sargsyan said that 16 people were killed and about 100 wounded by Armenia. Hovhannisyan also specified that 10 seriously wounded were hospitalized in Yerevan.

The Office of the UN Secretary General published a statement in which Secretary General António Guterres urged the parties to immediately cease hostilities, reduce tensions and return to constructive negotiations without delay.

He also expressed support for the OSCE Minsk Group, recalled their important role in resolving the situation and called on the parties to work closely with them to resume dialogue between the parties.

Earlier, Armenia called on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to oblige Azerbaijan to stop bombing civilian objects in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The conflict in Karabakh began in February 1988, when the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region announced its withdrawal from the Azerbaijani SSR. During the armed confrontation in 1992-1994, Azerbaijan lost control over Nagorno-Karabakh and seven surrounding districts. Since 1992, negotiations on peaceful settlement of the conflict have been conducted within the OSCE Minsk Group led by three co-chairs: Russia, the United States and France.